Originally Posted by christian1923
I wish Gohan didn't turn into such a square after he beat cell. SS2 Gohan is the most badass character ever!
Gohan is one of the most wasted characters in popular fiction in my opinion. And I am convinced that Toriyama was somewhat forced into focusing the light elsewhere. Because when I watch the show Gohan is ALWAYS seem as a prodigy. And then in the Cell saga he takes the reigns as the most powerful. It sets up for him to take over for his dad.
Then the same situation happens during the Buu saga. But he is constantly bit
chified. It does work though, because DBZ has a bunch of themes like that. The dichotomy. The small guy being the strongest is one of the biggest ones. So the strongest guy being one who sits on the sidelines fits well within that.